Human Exceptionalism

Push Back! Constitutional Challenge to Texas Futile Care Law

Attempts by a hospital to force a woman off of kidney dialysis has resulted in a well-deserved lawsuit and constitutional challenge against the Texas futile care law. Secret bioethics committee Star Chamber-like determinations, made without formal record or right to appeal, must not be permitted to proliferate throughout the country. Texas is the front line of the futile care theory struggle. Good for the pro bono attorneys who are representing the beleaguered family pro bono against coercive imposition of utilitarian bioethics beliefs.

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